plu·​ton·​ic | \ plü-ˈtä-nik How to pronounce plutonic (audio) \

Definition of plutonic

1 : formed by solidification of magma deep within the earth and crystalline throughout plutonic rock
2 often capitalized : plutonian

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First Known Use of plutonic

1596, in the meaning defined at sense 2

History and Etymology for plutonic

Latin Pluton-, Pluto

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“Plutonic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Feb. 2020.

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